Monday, July 16, 2007

Boris Johnson: Essential reading

When the Tories chose Jeffrey Archer as their London Mayoral candidate in October 1999, I wrote in Liberal Democrat News:
the London contest now promises to be another embarrassment to the Tories. If you want a guide to the controversies of the next few months, invest in a copy of Michael Crick's Jeffrey Archer: Stranger than Fiction (Penguin, £8.99).
I don't expect Boris Johnson's campaign to self-destruct as quickly or spectacularly as Archer's did. But I will repeat my recommendation that you read a biography of the Tory candidate. This time it is Andrew Gimson's Boris: The Rise of Boris Johnson.

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